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“There is one animal that I envy so much in this country, and it’s the pet dog. When I see people with pet dogs and see how they are taken care of in homes, fed and everything, I compare myself with them and cannot measure up. I lose hope in living. I envy the dog.”
(Genuine quote from a refugee)
A family of Coptic Christians, with a boy of 12 and twin girls of 9, had been living in a single room for some time and were going “stir-crazy”. They had no money and the children were not enrolled in school. A volunteer brought them to the Croydon Refugee Day Centre (CRDC), where they immediately separated. The boy ran to the art table and joined in, one of the twins ran to a doll’s house and began playing and the other twin joined in a game at the supervised children’s play area. Mum asked if she could help in the kitchen, and Dad took himself off for a walk! A very loving family …. But they all just needed a break from each other. The LCRF grant paid for their fares, enabling them to visit the centre three times before they were moved by the Home Office to Essex.
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